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Syria militants now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Syria militants now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Militants fighting in Syria’s war put to use for the first time on Sunday American-made Humvees that they seized during a lightning offensive in Iraq this month, a monitor said. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, […]


Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants

Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants

Baghdad asked Washington Wednesday to carry out air strikes on militants who attacked Iraq’s main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north, amid warnings the country’s future was at stake. The appeal for strikes — which the White […]


Iraqi leaders’ sectarianism fueled militant advance: US

Iraqi leaders’ sectarianism fueled militant advance: US

Islamist militants have rolled over the Iraqi army because the Shiite-led government has pursued a sectarian agenda that alienated Sunnis, the top-ranking US military officer said Wednesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed that Baghdad […]


US Army opens probe into ex-POW Bergdahl’s disappearance

US Army opens probe into ex-POW Bergdahl’s disappearance

The US Army has launched an investigation into why Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl went missing and was later captured by Afghan insurgents in 2009, officials said Monday. The 28-year-old soldier is currently undergoing medical treatment and counseling at a military hospital […]


Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Barack Obama returned to Washington on Monday after a brief family break in California to find himself confronted once again by the nightmare from which America thought it had escaped: Iraq. Obama ran for the White House as a young […]


US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

Washington said Monday it might use a critical fifth round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to discuss with Tehran possible cooperation on tackling the crisis raging in Iraq. The United States and Iran, which have been bitter […]


Weak Iraqi Army No Match for ISIS Insurgents

Weak Iraqi Army No Match for ISIS Insurgents

The government in Baghdad has hundreds of thousands of soldiers and armed police under its command. But a raft of deep structural problems is crippling the Iraqi army’s ability to fight ISIS militants. In many of Iraq’s northern and western […]


Obama Weighs Options for Intervention In Iraq

Obama Weighs Options for Intervention In Iraq

Citing the “huge investments and sacrifices” Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents […]


Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan on Monday launched fresh air strikes on the northwest tribal region where it has deployed up to 30,000 troops in a long-awaited offensive to eliminate Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants from their border stronghold. The action in North Waziristan was […]


 
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